Colored Wedding Gowns
Are you looking for something a little different to wear on your wedding day?
If so, then perhaps now is the time to start thinking of colored wedding gowns.
Although these are a little bit of a break from the traditional, when teamed with the right bridesmaids outfits and flowers, the look of these colorful numbers can make a wedding even more spectacular than what it already is.
Colored wedding gowns have taken off in popularity in the last few years, and with good reason. They’re gorgeous!
For brides looking to make a statement, wedding dresses are now available in a rainbow of colors, from pale pastels to breathtaking deep jewel tones, and even in deep colors such as chocolate brown and black.
We have seen some fairly cutting comments made by traditionalists about the use of ‘non-traditional’ colors (ie. anything other than cream or white) in wedding dress design, but we think colored wedding dresses are smashing, especially on a bride oozing with confidence and happiness. If you are looking for a unique and elegant way to express yourself, why not branch out from the traditional and make a bold statement in a colored wedding dress?
Following are some ideas for incorporating a colored wedding gown into your plans:
- Consider your bridal party in the planning, and match or complement the colors. For instance, if you wear a deep jewel tone your bridesmaids could wear a lighter shade of the same color. Conversely, you could have your bridesmaids dress in bright pink and your wedding gown could be a paler shade of pink.
- Use sashes, scarves or other colored accessories to help tie everything together. Perhaps your bridal party could wear red sashes to match your red wedding dress, or you could wear a red sash on a cream gown and dress your bridesmaids in red.
- Dresses are now available with a splash of color on white or cream, such as a tiered mix of color or an interior of aqua, for instance, overlaid with creamy translucent fabric. This could be a subtler way of incorporating color into your wedding dress while still sticking to a more traditional look.
- Take the season or theme of your wedding into account, and include color to express it. For example, an autumn wedding could see you in a beautiful gold wedding gown and your bridesmaids in fall colors such as burgundy, rust and chocolate. Other examples include red for a Christmas wedding, greens for a Spring wedding and shades of turquoise for a tropical wedding.
Colored wedding gowns can be a spectacular choice in any setting, and your options are limited only by your creativity. Adding color to your wedding options opens up new worlds of possibilities, and is popular especially with second- and third-time brides who have already done the ‘white wedding’ experience.
Enjoy your exploration of colored wedding dresses, and be sure to check out the wedding planning tips in our recommended Wedding Guides – see the sidebar for details. Happy wedding planning!